ANDEAN PERU POLITICS: The right turn

ANDEAN PERU POLITICS: The right turn

Economy & Policy Peru

Peru’s election in April could make history on several fronts. Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori, could be Peru’s first female president while 77-year old Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, better known as PPK and a former finance minister, could be its oldest president if elected. Peru’s voters could also return Alan García to office for a record-setting third term. Meanwhile, Miguel Hilario is the first Shipibo-Conibo indigenous person to run for president, and Gregorio Santos is the first inmate to vie for the job. Voters will choose from 19 candidates on April 10. But if a candidate doesn’t receive at least 50% of the vote, the top two finishers will meet in a runoff

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